WIFC

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WIFC
95-5 WIFC Logo.png
City Wausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Wausau-Stevens Point
Branding 95-5 WIFC
Slogan "All the Hits!"
Frequency 95.5 (MHz)
First air date August 1969
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Language(s) English
ERP 98,600 watts
HAAT 329 meters (1,079 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 74102
Callsign meaning WIsconsin Forward Communications[1]
Former callsigns WSAU-FM
Owner Duey E. Wright
(WRIG, Inc.)
Sister stations WDEZ, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU, WSAU-FM
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.wifc.com

95.5 WIFC is a top 40 (CHR) radio station located in Wausau, Wisconsin. The station is owned and operated locally by Midwest Communications, previously owned by Journal Communications, Dave Raven (Raven Broadcasting) and originally Forward Communications. The call letters WIFC stand for WIsconsin Forward Communications. WIFC's main competition comes from HOT 96-7 (WHTQ), a top 40-CHR radio station broadcasting to the same area.

Formerly WSAU-FM (a beautiful music station), WIFC has broadcast its current format since August 1969, making it one of the longest-running continuously-broadcasting CHR-top 40 stations in the United States.

History[edit]

WSAU-FM began broadcasting August 29, 1948, and was one of the first FM Stations in Wisconsin to broadcast in Stereo in the early 1960s. It and sister station WSAU were originally owned by The Milwaukee Journal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisconsin Broadcasting dot com
  2. ^ "WSAU-FM Wausau Starts Service on Channel 238" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 13, 1948. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 44°55′16″N 89°41′28″W / 44.921°N 89.691°W / 44.921; -89.691